Bug 1030037 - RHEV tools-ISO will not install on an XP VM with a RHEL 7 host.
RHEV tools-ISO will not install on an XP VM with a RHEL 7 host.
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Windows Guest Tools (Show other bugs)
3.3.0
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity high
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: 3.5.0
Assigned To: Lev Veyde
Jiri Belka
integration
: TestBlocker, ZStream
Depends On: 1123299
Blocks: 1135755 rhev3.5beta 1156165
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Reported: 2013-11-13 14:07 EST by Bill Sanford
Modified: 2015-02-12 09:13 EST (History)
21 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Cause: VM wasn't recognized as a valid, KVM one due to a BIOS name returned from within VM not being as expected. Consequence: RHEV Windows Guest Tools were not recognizing the VM as one requiring the installation of the support guest tools. Fix: Relevant components were fixed on the RHEL 7 side to return the BIOS name string that the installer was expected to see. Result: Now the installation inside VM running on a RHEL 7 based host functioning as expected.
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: 1123299 1135755 (view as bug list)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-12 09:13:12 EST
Type: Bug
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The dialog box of the aborted install. (454.88 KB, image/png)
2013-11-13 14:07 EST, Bill Sanford
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Description Bill Sanford 2013-11-13 14:07:26 EST
Created attachment 823621 [details]
The dialog box of the aborted install.

Description of problem:
RHEV tools-ISO will not install on an XP VM with a RHEL 7 host and the abort dialog box appears.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL-7.0-20131111.1
WinXP SP3
rhev-guest-tools-iso-3.3-6.noarch.rpm

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
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Actual results:


Expected results:


Additional info:
Comment 11 Doron Fediuck 2014-04-29 13:28:25 EDT
Regretting based on updated support metric.
XP shouldn't be a blocker but expected during 3.4.z.
Comment 19 Sibiao Luo 2014-08-18 22:10:26 EDT
Tried rhev-guest-tools-iso-3.3-6 and rhev-guest-tools-iso-3.5-2.el6_5 on qemu-kvm-1.5.3-60.el7_0.6.x86_64/seabios-1.7.2.2-12.el7_0.1.x86_64 which can complete installation successfully.

host info:
# uname -r && rpm -q qemu-kvm && rpm -q seabios
3.10.0-128.el7.x86_64
qemu-kvm-1.5.3-60.el7_0.6.x86_64
seabios-1.7.2.2-12.el7_0.1.x86_64
guest info:
winXP
rhev-guest-tools-iso-3.3-6.noarch.rpm
rhev-guest-tools-iso-3.5-2.el6_5.noarch.rpm

Results:
both rhev-guest-tools-iso-3.5-2.el6_5 can be completed installation successfully.

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If use seabios-1.7.2.2-12.el7.x86_64 to test which can hit this issue, the abort dialog box appears "Installation of RHEV-Tools on the Guest should be performed only when running on RHEL 6 type Host (RHEV-H or RHEL). Installation aorted."
host info:
# uname -r && rpm -q qemu-kvm && rpm -q seabios
3.10.0-128.el7.x86_64
qemu-kvm-1.5.3-60.el7_0.6.x86_64
seabios-1.7.2.2-12.el7.x86_64
guest info:
winXP
rhev-guest-tools-iso-3.3-6.noarch.rpm

Base on above, I think seabios-1.7.2.2-12.el7_0.1.x86_64 in bug 1124216 also fix this issue.

Best Regards,
sluo
Comment 20 Sandro Bonazzola 2014-08-19 09:33:21 EDT
Lev according to comment #19, can we move this to QA?
Comment 21 Lev Veyde 2014-08-19 09:52:28 EDT
(In reply to Sandro Bonazzola from comment #20)
> Lev according to comment #19, can we move this to QA?

Yes, it should be OK.
Comment 22 Jiri Belka 2014-08-20 04:49:54 EDT
ok, 3.5.2 on rhel7 host in 3.5 setup.

vdsm-4.16.1-4.gitb2bf270.el7.x86_64
seabios-bin-1.7.2.2-12.el7.x86_64
qemu-kvm-1.5.3-60.el7_0.5.x86_64

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